Have you ever noticed how
you DON’T notice when something irritating or frustrating
The other day, a soapy coffee cup slipped from my hands
and landed on top of a juice cup that was already waiting for a rinse in the sink.
I was surprised by the breaking of the glass
because I think this was the first glass to break since I put in my new sink
way back in October.
. . . four months ago . . .
With our old cast-iron sink, AT LEAST one glass item would break every week,
but more often than not, several would be broken.
It was quite a hazard because it is so easy to be cut by those unexpected breaks.
When I look at a photo like this, it appears sensationalized …. or melodramatic ….
but a heap of dangerous glass shards like this was a common dishwashing occurrence.
As I stood and washed and rinsed, I thought about
how I had forgotten about the fear of being cut.
It is a gift, isn’t it? … to forget pain?
Some of us save it … hoard it. Some of us stuff it and shove it away and never deal with it.
And some of us spend our lives re-living it wondering when it will happen again.
There is a healthy place in between.
There is a good place to live
where we live through it, look at it, deal with it
and move on.
I hated to lose that pretty amber beauty.
I have become a collector of amber. I love the 70’s feel. I have tiny juice glasses, several mid-sized glasses and just a few huge glasses that are perfect for tea-guzzling big kids.
Some days, it feels as though I get nothing accomplished … as if I run in circles. Being a single mom takes a LOT of work. But, there are those days when I am reminded that much has been done here. And the really scary things – like replacing a kitchen sink – are big jobs that I am grateful are behind me.
I am thankful for the reminder.
I am thankful for friends provided by God who come along to help do tough stuff and spur me on.
I am thankful for the removal of dangerous things – like big, metal sinks.
And I am thankful for a broken amber juice glass.
That broken juice glass made me happy
because it reminded me of protection, provision and moving forward.
What makes YOU happy this marvelous Monday morning?